Ironically, the reason we all go to college is to leave. Well … with a degree, of course. But I can’t believe how quickly these past four years have flown by.
In 10 days, I will officially be an adult. I will be venturing off into the real world to jump into the next phase of my life.
The problem? I have no idea what I will be doing. I hear all the time that it is completely normal to not have any idea of where you want to go or what you want to do after graduation, but I’m starting to freak out a little. I have used countless resources to find tips for recent grads.
We have been slaving over our classes, homework, early mornings and late nights for the past four years. So why is it that we recent grads are immediately pushed into a career? Why not take a break to travel the world, work odd jobs or just do something we love? That’s right … we’re all in debt.
A few tips that have held my head above water during these past few months have hopefully prepared me for a smoother transition from college to career.
A few tips I found myself living by include:
- Start early — Start researching and applying for jobs as soon as possible. Trust me. Though it’s exciting, watching all your friends get interviews and job inquiries before you is not exactly fun.
- Set your nerves aside — Be confident. The more confident you are, the easier the transition will be. Instead of dreading growing up, embrace it.
- Network — Reach out to whomever you can that is working in a similar field you may want to get into. Informational interviews are key; not only do they give you real life practice for future interviews, they are also great opportunities to get your foot in the door.
- Enjoy it — These 10 days are going to fly by.
Enjoy the last few nights of the college life the right way.
Good luck to all who will be graduating along my side in 10 days!